-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' slang for "Cool" or "Great".

Basically, this is when the word "Shine" and its variants are used to mean "Good", "Holy", "Righteous", or other similar things.

The reason is that to shine is to reflect a lot of light, so in a setting where LightIsGood (or at least seems to be), to shine is an indication of goodness. It's part of the reason the word is in the phrase KnightInShiningArmor. (The other reason being that "shining" in armor also means "not rusty," important in a fight.)

Again, this is just the word, nothing else.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* The hero of ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' pilots the Shining Gundam, with the attack "Shining Finger!"
* The second opening of ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' has [[GratuitousEnglish "Don't stop shining on!"]] in part of the lyrics. Although that was part of the BaitAndSwitchCredits.
* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' features [=ShineGreymon=].
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' has the [[SixthRanger Third Ranger]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Shiny Luminous]], the items [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Shiny Perfume and Shiny Tambourine]], the attacks [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Lemonade Shining]], [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Shining Fortissimo]] and [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Happy Shower Shining]], and the power-up [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Shining Dream]]. Not to forgetting [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Sunshine]].
* ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman''

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', what we would call the east coast of the continent of Baravada is known as the Shining Coast, because it still contains the possibility (albeit remote) of adventure. The west coast is the Rust Coast, which as far as anyone knows is unoccupied except for some Ketafan refugee towns, and totally devoid of adventure.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* The Knights Radiant of Literature/TheStormlightArchive.
* In ''{{Discworld/Thud}}'', the in-hiding king of trolls is known as "Mr. Shine,"[[note]]Like all Discworld Trolls, he is made of a particular stone. In this case, he is a Diamond Troll, so the name is not just about his character alignment.[[/note]] and Crysophase the troll refers to Captain Carrot (the suspected king of Ankh-Morpork and an all-around NiceGuy) as being "shiny."

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'''s Shining Form.
* ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' is playing with it, ''some'' kind of way. DarkIsEvil, with the villains wreaking havoc to harvest the dark energy given off by the people's suffering. However, [[BigBad Zet, the Emperor of Darkness]], finds the "shine" of the heroes, [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority particularly Red, naturally]], intriguing and focuses on them to see if their "shine" will stand up to what he throws at them. He hopes to have some of it for himself and is actually disappointed every time his dark power increases (though he sure doesn't mind using that power to kick ass.) However, we're not exactly sure what the 'shining' he sees in the heroes and hopes to get for himself really is, and despite seeking the light rather than the darkness, he sure does just as much evil as any other BigBad.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Creator/{{Sega}} has the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'' of games named like this trope.
** ''VideoGame/ShiningBlade''
** ''Videogame/ShiningForce''
*** ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII''
** ''Videogame/ShiningInTheDarkness''
** ''Videogame/ShiningTheHolyArk''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningTears''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningHearts''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningSoul''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningWind''
** ''VideoGame/ShiningWisdom''
* The ''Shining Series'' also has two animes too.
** ''Anime/ShiningTearsXWind''
** ''Anime/ShiningHeartsShiawaseNoPan''
* Several White Magic style [[LimitBreak hi-ougis]] in the VideoGame/TalesSeries of [=RPG=]s by [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]]. Of note is [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Raine's Sacred Shine]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Tear's Innocent Shine]]. These good and holy attacks [[HolyHandGrenade easily do damage in the thousands]].
** Appears to be the basis of Shing Meteoryte's arte list in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'', or at least the Japanese equivalent (mixed in with "star" and "heaven" for good measure).
* [[MuteProtagonist Crono]]'s ultimate Tech in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is called "Shining" (changed to "Luminaire" in the translation).
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'', several skill lines allow the character to gain a shining aura from being (supposedly) good, improving their Righteous damage and sight radius, among other skills. For example, the Aura of Self-Righteousness skill has a percent chance to blind the enemy.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Shining Armor, main character Twilight Sparkle's older brother and minor supporting ally. Take a guess [[KnightInShiningArmor which trope]] he's named for.